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Some of the authors below I have interviewed, others I have not. My favorite author? Florence Scovel Shinn (1925)


SPIRITUALITY

  • The Holy Bible
    by God
  • Wheels of Wellness
    by Dirk Yow
  • And Who Are You? - A Daily Regimen for the Soul
    by Dr. Loretta J. Standley
  • The Rising
    by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins
  • The Left Behind Series
    by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins
  • Babylon Rising Trilogy
    (Babylon Rising, The Secret on Ararat and The Europa Conspiracy)
    by Tim LaHaye
  • The Soon Trilogy
    (Soon, Silenced and Shadowed)
    Jerry B. Jenkins
  • The Game of Life and How to Play It
    by Florence Scovel Shinn
  • The Wisdom of Florence Scovel Shinn: 4 Complete Books
    by Florence Scovel Shinn
  • FICTION

  • The DaVinci Code
    by Dan Brown
  • Angels and Demons
    by Dan Brown
  • Deception Point
    by Dan Brown
  • Digital Fortress
    by Dan Brown
  • The Partner
    by John Grisham
  • RELATIONSHIPS

  • Mama Gena's Owner's and Operator's Guide to Men
    by Regena Thomashauer, Relationship Expert
  • Marriage Confidential
    by Josie & Martin Brown
  • Mr. Right, Right Now! How a Smart Woman Can Land Her Dream Man in 6 Weeks
    by E. Jean Carroll
  • Adult Children of Divorce
    by Jeffrey Zimmerman, Ph.D., and Elizabeth Thayer, Ph.D.
  • NATIVE AMERICAN

  • The Authorized Biography of Sitting Bull By His
    Great Grandson

    Part One
    The Making of a Leader
    by Ernie LaPointe
  • ANIMAL COMMUNICATION

  • Communication With All Life:
    Revelations of An Animal Communicator

    by Joan Ranquet
  • LAW

  • Everybody's Guide to the Law - All the Legal Information You Need
    by Melvin Belli & Allen P. Wilkinson
  • FINANCIAL

  • 7 Money Mantras for a Richer Life - How to Live Well with the Money You Have
    by Michelle Singletary
  • The Automatic Millionaire
    by David Bach
  • You DON'T Have To Be Rich - Comfort, Happiness,
    and Financial Security On Your Own Terms

    by Jean Chatzky of NBC's TODAY Show
  • HEALTH

  • Power Yoga
    by Beryl Bender Birch
  • The Overcoming Bulimia Workbook
    by Randi E. McCabe, Marion P. Olmsted, Traci L. McFarlane
  • CAREER

  • How to Work for an Idiot: Survive & Thrive Without Killing Your Boss
    by Dr. John Hoover
  • Negotiate This! - By Caring, But Not T-H-A-T Much
    by Herb Cohen
  • ENTREPRENEUR

  • Guts: The Most Unusual and Successful Companies
    by Kevin & Jackie Frieberg
  • Adventure Capitalist: The Ultimate Road Trip
    by Jim Rogers
  • The Holy Bible

    The Holy Bible

    by God
    pages and price varies

    I think it's obvious why this book is my ALL TIME FAVORITE!!! This is the best book in the world! The more I read, the more I can't get enough. I sit with my Bible and the dictionary, looking, digging, probing for insight and answers. The more I read, the more I say to myself, "Cool. The Man wins again! Oh yeah, I get it!" Everything you ever wanted to know about God, Jesus, Love, wisdom, triumph, miracles, knowledge, blood, sweat and tears. It's all here in one handy-dandy book! Kick off your shoes and curl up with this one, it's a crowd pleaser!

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    And Who Are You? - A Daily Regimen for the Soul

    And Who Are You? - A Daily Regimen for the Soul

    The first book in "The Spiritual Progression Path Series"
    by Dr. Loretta J. Standley, FIAMA
    264 pages
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    This book contains 40 Chapters within 12 Sections of brain-stimulating, mind-bending spiritual truths to put into practice in your daily life. Do you accept the challenge?

    Excerpt: "When God was making a change in His plan, He always used 40 days as a period of testing, trial or probation. It was a period of transformation and regeneration. The earth was flooded for 40 days, the Israelites were in the desert for 40 days, Moses prayed on Mt. Sinai for 40 days, Elijah prayed on Mt. Sinai for 40 days and Jesus went into the wilderness to pray it was for 40 days. We also recognize that Lent takes place over a 40-day period."

    Even the gestation of a human being is 40 weeks and the TV show, "Survivor" lasts 40 days.

    Excerpt: "I propose the reason why 30-day programs have such a low success rate is because they are out of alignment with Divine Order. They fall short of the necessary 40 days for transformation to occur.

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    Wheels of Wellness: An Introduction to White Heron PIOH Ceremony

    by Dirk Yow
    www.WhiteHeronPIOH.com
    (206) 246-5080
    Paperback - $11.95

    INTRODUCTION: Dirk Yow is an expert in "the process of intestinal detoxification." He holds a BS (Microbiology, Medicinal Botany, Drugless Healing) from Evergreen State College in Washington; and a certificate from Germany in the use of oxygen/ozone as it relates to Precision Intestinal Oxidative Hydrotoning (PIOH).

    Dirk coined the term PIOH after 30+years of experience. he is both a researcher and a scientist. Deeply committed to passing on his knowledge to the next generation, Dirk has begun the PIOH institute in Burien, WA. "Ceremony" is the name given to each PIOH treatment, as each client is treated with confidentiality and respect.

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    Communication With All Life:  Revelations of An Animal Communicator

    Communication With All Life: Revelations of An Animal Communicator

    by Joan Ranquet
    Paperback - $10.17 (now on Amazon!)

    BUY NOW!

    EXCERPT: I wasn't born an animal communicator or a pet psychic (I didn't talk to ducks when I was a child). These are skills I learned, and I believe that we can all be animal communicators. As well as doing consulting work, I now teach basic communication and energy workshops so that pet guardians, breeders, trainers, and healthcare practitioners can learn how to get the facts that lead to understanding their animals' problems and needs.

    People flock to my classes to find out how to receive information from animals, thinking that this will make the communication with them better - but it's a two-way street (at the very least). In these pages, I hope you'll see not only how much you're already receiving, but also what you're presently sending. Learning to transmit better messages more effectively can enhance all aspects of your Life.

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    Sitting Bull

    The Authorized Biography of Sitting Bull by His Great Grandson

    by Ernie LaPointe
    DVD - $23.95

    BUY NOW!

    Sitting Bull was a leader among his people, the Lakota. He loved them, he sacrified for them and he was eventually killed by them.

    Many historians have written many things about this great leader. But no one knew him better than his family. Ernie LaPointe is Sitting Bull's only living lineal great grandson.

    In the two part series, "The Authorized Biography of Sitting Bull by His Great Grandson", Ernie LaPointe for the first time reveals the oral history passed down to him from his mother, Sitting Bull's granddaughter. In Part One: The Making Of A Leader, Ernie tells how his great grandfather came to become leader of the Lakota.

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    The Babylon Rising Trilogy

    The Rising

    by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins
    prequel to the Left Behind Series
    www.leftbehind.com

    The Rising is the first book in the Countdown to the Rapture. The first twelve books in the Left Behind series, with sales of more than 60,000,000 copies, comprise the fastest-selling adult fiction series ever. The previous six titles debuted at number one on the New York Times best-seller list as well as those of USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly.

    Marilena Carpathia has only one dream: to be a mother. So when a mysterious clairvoyant promises the fulfillment of this dream, Marilena does not hesitate. Through genetic engineering and the power of the prince of darkness himself, Marilena is about to become a chosen vessel, one who will unknowingly give birth to the greatest evil the world has ever known.

    Halfway around the world, God's plans are subtly being carried out too. Young Ray Steele is determined to avoid one day taking over the family business. Instead, Ray sets his heart on becoming a pilot.

    Soon Carpathia's and Steele's lives will intersect. And Good and evil will clash in an explosion that will shake the world.

    The eternal battle for souls has come to earth. The world hurtles toward the countdown to the Rapture.

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    The Left Behind Series

    The Left Behind Series

    by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins
    12 books in the series
    www.leftbehind.com

    In this picture you will see 13 books, which includes the first prequel "The Rising." The Left Behind Series is 12 books total, plus 1 prequel so far. I read the first 12 books all in one month. This series is about "the rapture" and those who have been "left behind" after Jesus raptures His church. The series has sold over 80 million copies. WOW WEE! I still miss the characters in this book. So much that I'm thinking about reading the entire series again. Woooo, this is some Gooooood reading! This series is fiction, although the spirituality and thought-provoking messages are easy to relate to, especially if you are a Christian.

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    The Babylon Rising Trilogy

    Babylon Rising Trilogy

    by Tim LaHaye
    3 books in the series (Babylon Rising, The Secret on Ararat and Europa Conspiracy )
    www.leftbehind.com

    Tim LaHaye has called Babylon Rising his most exciting series ever, and The Europa Conspiracy is the most thrilling and suspenseful installment yet. Reaching back to some of the most dramatic and prophetically significant stories of the Bible, and forward to the creation of ultimate evil in the modern world, the awe-inspiring revelations never let up.

    It begins when Michael Murphy heads to the ancient city of Babylon in pursuit of one of the most famous and mystifying of Biblical prophecies: The Handwriting on the Wall. But the closer he gets to deciphering the true meaning of Daniel’s ancient message for our troubled times, the closer Murphy comes to a shattering confrontation with the forces of darkness that will cause the earth itself to tremble.

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    The

    The Soon Trilogy

    by Jerry Jenkins
    3 books in the series (Soon, Silenced and Shadowed)
    www.leftbehind.com

    The Series begins with Soon, then Silenced and recently released Shadowed. In this rapid-fire conclusion to the best-selling Soon series, the law banning the practice of religion around the globe is on the brink of collapse. The tide is turning . . . but personal, family hostilities threaten to end in disaster before the world comes to its senses. A gripping, futuristic thriller that will keep you glued to the page!

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    The Game of Life and How To Play It

    The Game of Life and How to Play It (Prosperity Classic)

    by Florence Scovel Shinn
    96 pages - $9.99 (Softcover)

    This book was written in 1925 and is just as popular today as it was then. Florence Scovel Shinn was a metaphysician and lecturer. This book taught me how to thought manifest. It also taught me how to call in abundance, love and prosperity and how to pay attention to my spoken word.

    Florence Scovel Shinn is my absolute favorite author. She woke me up!

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    The Wisdom of Florence Scovel Shinn - 4 Complete Books

    The Wisdom of Florence Scovel Shinn: 4 Complete Books

    by Florence Scovel Shinn
    355 pages - $12.00 (Softcover)

    If you are a Shinn fan like I AM, this is the deal of the century. Her four complete books all wrapped into one soft cover. The Game of Life, the Power of the Spoken Word, Your Word is Your Wand and The Secret of Success. Complete with affirmations for every circumstance in your life.

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    The DaVinci Code

    The Da Vinci Code

    by Dan Brown

    The DaVinci Code was an absolute blast to read. I Love puzzles, which is often how I describe this website. The DaVinci Code was a fascinating book of fiction, which author Dan Brown nailed down cold. The important thing to remember is this book is "fiction."

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    Angels

    Angels and Demons

    by Dan Brown

    I read all four of Dan Brown's best-sellers. Angels and Demons was by far his best work. I typically fall asleep right when my head hits the pillow, but this book actually kept me awake and turning the pages.

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    Deception

    Deception Point

    by Dan Brown

    I could have done without reading this book because it was a little too far-fetched for me (and I usually Love far-fetched!) Although I'm glad I did read it because I Loved the ending.

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    Digital

    Digital Fortress

    by Dan Brown

    I just finished Digital Fortress the other night and thought it was great. If you like code-breaking, this is a Good one. Even though I was able to put it down at times, I was still rehashing in my head the characters and the "possible" unbreakable code.

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    The

    The Partner

    by John Grisham

    I think I like John Grisham because his characters usually end up somewhere in the Cayman Islands, which is my most favorite vacation spot EVER. Actually his books are a quick easy read and I learn a little about law at the same time.

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    Mama Gena

    Mama Gena's Owner's and Operator's Guide to Men

    by Regena Thomashauer
    www.mamagenas.com

    Mama Gena frequently appears on NBC's TODAY show with Katie Couric and Matt Lauer

    According to Mama Gena, in order for a woman to give pleasure, she must know pleasure. As founder of the Manhattan-based School of Womanly Arts, Mama Gena helps others rediscover the mystical, creative power of their sensuality. The results are astounding. Women who have used Mama Gena's cues claim magical things happen; they get job offers, fall in Love, enjoy better sex, make more money, and get the best tables at crowded restaurants.

    Mama Gena talks about -

    - Whetting your own appetite
    - Having fun, no matter what
    - Take control of your sensuality
    - Flirtation
    - Owning your own beauty
    - Embrace your own short comings
    - Enjoy the man/woman game
    - Invite Abundance

    Mama Gena says, "It's easy to have a mediocre life. Having pleasure requires discipline. Going for fun is hard work!" Part self-evaluation, party savvy advice, part pleasure boot camp.

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    Marriage Confidential

    Marriage Confidential

    by Josie Brown and Martin Brown
    203 pages - $13.99 (Softcover)
    www.marriageconfidential.com

    Passion. Romance. Sex. If Valentine's Day is done right, then it has the potential to deliver all of that, and much, much more. This is the time to give your beloved his/her due: a romantic day to remember. You can carry it off if you're able to stay away from the seven deadly sins of Valentine's Day. So say Josie Brown and Martin Brown, authors of Marriage Confidential: 102 Honest Answers to the Questions Every Husband Wants to Ask, and Every Wife Needs to Know. They are also the co-founders of the Relationship Newswire, and editors of John Gray's Mars Venus Advice syndicated column.

    Josie and Martin Brown are the founders and editors of the Relationship NewsWire, and are contributing feature writers whose work has appeared in Redbook, Complete Woman, Playboy, AOL's women channel, yahoo.com's relationship channel, askmen.com, affluentmale.com, and other media.

    For the past seven years, in their capacity as the editors of John Gray's Mars Venus Advice, they have researched, edited, and contributed to Dr. Gray's internationally syndicated question-and-answer columns, and to his exclusive columns and articles that have been featured in Redbook, Bride's, Parents, and Divorce magazines.

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    Mr. Right, Right Now!

    Mr. Right, Right Now! How a Smart Woman Can Land Her Dream Man in 6 Weeks

    by E. Jean Carroll
    191 pages - $23.95 (Hardcover)
    www.greatboyfriends.com

    Another relationship book? Been there. Self-help dating? Wake us when it's over. Attention! This is not self-help bushwa! Smart, successful women - the real dolls Dolls - overwhelmingly agree: E. Jean Carroll knows the score when it comes to landing men.

    The popular advice columnist at Elle magazine, E. Jean is also the cofounder of www.greatboyfriends.com, the Internet dating site that has won raves from Oprah, The Today Show, and The New York Times, and receives millions of hits each week.

    With a pledge NOT to add to the glut of self-help books that promise the impossible and only succeed at making women feel like failures, E. Jean now presents her scientifically sound, repeatedly proven, and absolutely foolproof program for finding and attracting the ideal mate - in less time than it takes to plan the perfect wedding.

    E. Jean Carroll is recognized for her funny and wise counsel on a slew of women's issues. Her "Ask E. Jean" column has appeared in Elle for over a decade and now reaches nearly five million readers a month. She was a contributor editor to Esquire and writes for Rolling Stone, Outside and New York Magazine, and her fabulously successful dating website that gets millions of hits each week.

    Nominated for an Emmy for her writing for Saturday Night Live, E. Jean is a regular guest on the TV talk show circuit. In fact, last week she was on Oprah, and is a regular Thursday guest on The Early Show, on CBS.

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    Adult Children of Divorce

    Adult Children of Divorce

    by Jeffrey Zimmerman, Ph.D., and Elizabeth Thayer, Ph.D.
    186 pages - $14.95 (Softcover)
    www.beaconbehavioral.com
    jzimmerman@beaconbehavioral.com

    Divorce sometimes affects children the most, and the longest.

    In their new book Adult Children of Divorce, divorce experts and psychologists Jeffrey Zimmerman, Ph.D., and Elizabeth Thayer, Ph.D., they will show you how to evaluate the level of dysfunction and animosity involved in your parents' divorce, and how to begin to piece together your parents' interactions which created your long-lasting core beliefs, and learn that there are alternative realities available. They will begin by showing you how to recognize the impact of your parents' divorce on your own life.

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    Everybody's Guide to the Law:

    Everybody's Guide to the Law: All the Legal Information You Need in One Comprehensive Volume

    Full Revised and Updated Second Edition
    by Allen P. Wilkinson & the late Melvin M. Belli
    600 pages - $24.95 (Softcover)
    Allenpwilkinson@aol.com

    Few people know just what their legal rights are, how to use them, and what to do when they're violated in many situations. EVERYBODY'S GUIDE TO THE LAW is the solution to this common dilemma, providing up-to-date and easy-to-understand practical information to all the laws most people need to know.

    What are your rights if your car keeps breaking down?
    What if your ex-boss refuses to let you take along your rolodex?
    Who gets custody of children after a divorce?
    How can you successfully sue in small claims court?
    How can you write your own will?

    New chapters deal with:

    • Rights of the elderly
    • Rights of the Physically & Mentally disabled
    • Gay & Lesbian Rights
    • Computers and the Internet
    • New Immigration & Naturalization laws

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    7 Money Mantras

    7 Money Mantras for a Richer Life

    by Michelle Singletary
    252 pages - $24.95 (Hardcover)

    Michelle Singletary is THE personal finance guru.

    Her Washington Post column, "The Color of Money," is syndicated to more than 120 newspapers across the country. She has imparted her financial wisdom on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, Nightline, NPR, MSNBC, and CNBC. And Michelle has also advised National Football League rookies on personal finance.

    These money mantras are pretty cut and dry:

    • If it's on your ass, it's not an asset.
    • Is this a need or is it a want?
    • Sweat the small stuff.
    • Cash is better than credit.
    • Keep it simple.
    • Priorities lead to prosperity.
    • Enough is enough.

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    The Automatic Millionaire

    The Automatic Milliionaire>

    by David Bach
    228 pages - $19.95 (Hardcover)
    www.finishrich.com

    If you ask most financial experts, they'll tell you the answer to eliminating money worries for good lies in first establishing a budget and then sticking to it. However, according to nationally acclaimed money coach David Bach, living on a budget is a strategy that does not work. "If you are hoping to budget your way to financial security, you are doomed," says Bach.

    "Contrary to popular belief, you don't need to make a lot of money to become rich and you don't need discipline," maintains Bach.

    Regularly featured on television and radio, David Bach has appeared on ABC's The View, NBC's Weekend Today, CBS's Saturday Early Show, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, CNNfn, Fox's O'Reilly Factor, The 700 Club, The John Walsh Show and many more. He's also the money coach for America Online and a former contributing editor to Smart Money magazine. He's also been featured in national publications such as People, Time, BusinessWeek, USA Today, Reader's Digest, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

    The host of his own PBS special, Smart Women Finish Rich, Bach is recognized as one of the country's leading financial educators. Formerly a senior vice president at Morgan Stanley, today Bach is the founder of Finish Rich, Inc.

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    You Don't Have To Be Rich - Comfort, Happiness and Financial Security On Your Own Terms

    You Don't Have To Be Rich - Comfort, Happiness and Financial Security On Your Own Terms

    by Jean Chatzky
    of NBC's Today Show, Money Magazine and featured columnist for USA Weekend
    234 pages - $23.95 (Hardcover)
    www.JeanChatzky.com

    Thousands of personal finance books start with the premise that the more money you have, the happier you’ll be. But what if that assumption isn’t true? What if the real link between money and happiness is a lot more complicated -- and a lot more interesting?

    For more than two years, Jean Chatzky has been deluged with e-mail from her readers at Money magazine, and from people who watch her regularly on NBC’s Today show. Many, but not all, were anguished about their sinking 401(k) plans, their disrupted dreams of an early retirement, and their fears about unemployment, debt, college tuition, and other financial hazards. These fans got Chatzky wondering: why did the same recession, the same stock market crash, cause such different stress levels for people with similar incomes?

    Psychologists know that the old cliché is true: money alone can’t buy happiness. But no one ever studied what that means in the real world of earning, spending, saving, and investing. What specific behaviors and habits separate people who are usually happy about their finances from those who are usually anxious and afraid? With the support of Money and the Roper organization, Chatzky decided to find out. She organized a groundbreaking survey of more than 1500 Americans to find out exactly what distinguishes "financially happy" people at every income level.

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    Power Yoga

    Power Yoga

    by Beryl Bender Birch
    286 pages - $16.00 (Softcover)

    This book was published in 1995 and is still the best Yoga book I've ever seen. If you are just getting started in Yoga or even if you are more advanced in Yoga, this is the book for you. This was my first and only Yoga book and I still use. I just lay it on the floor and go to work when I can't remember a more advanced posture. I suggest going to at least a couple of yoga classes to learn the proper form and how to tighten your muscles while doing the posture and the required breathing necessary.

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    The Overcoming Bulimia Workbook

    The Overcoming Bulimia Workbook

    by Randi E. McCabe, Marion P. Olmsted, Traci L. McFarlane
    225 pages - $18.95 (Softcover)

    This is an excellent book! I've actually traveled down the rocky road (no pun intended) of bulimia and can tell you this book has a wealth of information. I encourage you to buy this book, if you or someone you know is dealing with bulimia.

    Based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), the techniques in this book have been proven staggeringly effective in clinical trials.

    This is the only workbook that specifically addresses the needs of bulimics. It includes the latest, cutting-edge research. The efficacy of this unique step-by-step program has been proven in clinical trials. The authors are leading researchers and experts in the eating disorders field

    Severe dieting often results in periods of reactive binge eating, a phenomenon experienced by one in twenty American women. Responses to these periods may include prolonged fasting, self-induced vomiting, abuse of laxatives and diuretics, and obsessive exercise: all symptoms of bulimia.

    This workbook contains tools to help bulimics break the cycle of bingeing and reacting, allowing them to take control of their lives and make positive behavior changes. Practical advice and real-life examples reinforce attitudes and offer encouragement. Discover that it is possible to overcome the disorder and live a happier, more fulfilling life.

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    How to Work for an Idiot

    How to Work for an Idiot: Survive & Thrive Without Killing Your Boss

    by Dr. John Hoover
    241 pages - $14.99 (Softcover)
    www.fearlessleadership.com
    www.idiotworld.org

    Idiot bosses are the mutant hiccups of organizational evolution, with cockroach-like immunity to calamities that wipe out truly talented and creative people. Although idiots are barnacles on the ship of executive survival, they can nonetheless serve valuable functions--as long as they're not in charge.

    The bad news is that they are often in charge. The good news is that talented and dedicated people can rise above the situation and thrive in spite of their bosses. If How to Work for an Idiot doesn't provide readers with the knowledge and tools to deal with this challenge, it might at least keep them from going postal.

    Nearly everyone now works or has worked at one time for an idiot boss. Despite the liberties this book takes with archetypal idiot bosses in the tradition of Dagwood's Mr. Dithers or Dilbert's maddening manager, it also explores methods and techniques to make the relationship with idiots tolerable and even productive.

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    Negotiate This:  By Caring, But Not T-H-A-T Much

    Negotiate This: By Caring, But Not T-H-A-T Much

    by Herb Cohen (Author of the classic New York Times bestseller - You Can Negotiate Anything)
    369 pages - $24.95 (Hardcover)
    www.herbcohenonline.com
    www.negotiatethis.com

    I had more fun reading this book. I suppose it's because I could relate to it or see myself in the pages staring at my own negotiating skills. I literally could not put this book down and for someone who reads at quite a slow pace, I laughed and buzzed through this book at lightening speed.

    Herb Cohen wrote the book on the art of negotiation and now his follow up is here. His classic, "You Can Negotiate Anything," was on the New York Times bestseller list for more than nine months. A practicing negotiator for the past four decades, Cohen has been involved with a variety of headline issues from the Iranian Hostage Crisis and the National Football League Strike to the START Arms Control negotiations and the hijacking of TWA Flight 847. He has also served as a consultant on the Middle East to several U.S. presidents, has been sought by the White House on a myriad of problems from domestic political strategy to international terrorism, and has worked with numerous sports organizations, most recently the Chicago Bulls, to help team management better negotiate with players and their respective leagues.

    Herb can give advice on:

    • Negotiating the best deals on real estate, cars, raises, purchases, really just about any financial transaction
    • How to detach yourself emotionally when negotiating for something you really want
    • Negotiating as a parent or a spouse and tips on being better at both
    • What the magic words are in every negotiation
    • How to never take "no" as a final answer.

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    Guts:  The Most Unusual & Successful Companies

    Guts: The Most Unusual & Successful Companies

    Kevin & Jackie Freiberg
    267 pages - $26.00
    www.freibergs.com

    Are you, or do you work for a "Gutsy" leader?

    "Gutsy leaders reject the mercenary notion that employees are nothing more than human resources akin to capital, fuel, oil, or machine tools," explain the Freibergs. "Instead, they see their people as individuals with unique gifts and talents, eager to realize their potential."

    Capturing the primal entrepreneurial drive behind some of America's most unusual companies, they spell out the secrets to achieving long-term business success while keeping your values and having fun along the way, including: * Gutsy Leaders Brand Their Cultures * Gutsy Leaders Create a Sense of Ownership * Gutsy Leaders Hire People Who Don't Suck * Gutsy Leaders Lead with Love * Gutsy Leaders Make Business Heroic * Gutsy Leaders Inspire Fun

    KEVIN and JACKIE FREIBERG, the authors of the best-selling book Nuts!: Southwest Airlines' Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success, are acclaimed business consultants and professional speakers on leadership, culture, and customer loyalty.

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    Adventure Capitalist:  The Ultimate Road Trip

    Adventure Capitalist: The Ultimate Roadtrip

    by Jim Rogers
    342 pages - $26.95 (Hardcover)
    www.jimrogers.com

    Jim Rogers has eaten porcupine. Jim Rogers has dined with the Russian Mafia. Jim says legalize drugs. Jim is the first person to have driven across Saudi Arabia. Jim says a shortage of women in Asia will have a huge impact on the world. Jim says there may be no Italians, Spanish, or other Europeans in the next century. Jim says the U.S. needs to open its doors to more immigration, not less.

    This book is amazing and so is Jim. He may be an adventure capitalist, but some people may call him crazy or renaissance man after this trip around the world in ultimate luxury (a custom made Mercedes like you've never seen.) He is the best-selling author of 'Investment Biker' where he went around the world on a motorcyle and this time he chose to go by car. He and his fiance' Paige traveled through 116 countries, including many where most have rarely ventured, such as Saudi Arabia, Myanmar, Angola, Sudan, Congo, Columbia, and East Timor. They drove through war zones, deserts, jungles, epidemics, and blizzards - not to mention a few narrow escapes.

    They saw the world from the ground up - the only vantage point from which it can be truly understood and appreciated - economically, politically and socially.

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